WOMAN & MOOD CYCLES – J.J. Sandra Kooij, MD, PhD
“Women with ADHD are susceptible to extreme mood swings in the week prior to menstruation, some call it ‘Danger Week’: you better keep some distance then, for your own safety… and this returns every month. Relationships, family life and work are all affected, but it is the women themselves who suffer most, they feel unable to control their lives. Girls and women with ADHD have been neglected and understudied in research because of their changing hormones every month.’’
This Mood Cycles study is the first to focus exactly on this issue: the effects of hormonal changes on mood in women with ADHD. The aim is to provide women with ADHD of all ages with better information about how hormones and ADHD symptoms interact, and what to do about it.
PARTICIPATE by filling in the questionnaire on Mood Changes in ADHD through the lifespan: in the premenstrual, postnatal and perimenopausal periods.
VIEW the presentation about Hormonal Mood Changes in Woman with ADHD
We in ADHD Europe are calling for greater attention to the situation faced by the countless women and girls with undiagnosed ADHD across Europe and indeed the world.
This must be a priority across Europe so please sign and share the Declaration – CLICK HERE
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Prof. Jonna Kuntsi form King’s Collge London won the The Kramer-Pollnow Prize (KPP) which is a German prize for biological research in child and adolescent psychiatry and is announced Europe-wide for 2015. The KPP is awarded for scientific excellence in clinical research in biological child and adolescent psychiatry. Also empirical work related to the transitional period from adolescence to young adulthood is welcome. With regard to contents the relationship between biological and psychological/psychotherapeutic research is of special interest.